Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Love is Always in the Air

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In January, we found ourselves reflecting on 2017, encouraged to be in the present moment, and create new vision for 2018.  With Family Day and Valentines Day approaching, our focus is also on connection and love -- and not just romantic love but family love, and, most importantly, self love.

Time spent in nature can strengthen one's well being and feeling loved. Although created with the best intentions, these special occasions can be challenging as the messaging is that we are less worthy if we aren't in a relationship or have family to celebrate with. Not. True! 

Expand your definitions, challenge your perceptions, and get ready to feel great!

ALL IN THE FAMILY

February 12th marks Family Day! Pack up the people you love most and celebrate BC’s Family Day at Harrison Hot Spring’s Family Fun Day on February 10th in Memorial Hall!

Enjoy Science World demonstrations at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00, a variety of games and crafts including an indoor bouncy castle and button-making!, face painting, and a Sasquatch Selfie Scavenger Hunt.

 

 

FEEL-GOOD IDEAS

Run away with your special someone for a night or two. Who needs Cupid with his bow and arrow, to feel good, when we have something even better? Hot Springs!

BC hot springs have a naturally high mineral content that are said to exert therapeutic effects, relieving and restoring one's health, and soothing the body and mind. It's called hydrotherapy.

  • Did you know that our Hot Springs:

  • were revered as a 'healing place', by the local Sts'ailes First Nations, who travelled by canoe to benefit from the waters?

  • are concentrated with potash and sulphur, which are 40 degrees, and 62 degrees Celsius, respectively?

  • average 1,300 ppm of dissolved mineral solids, one of the highest concentrations of any mineral spring? 

  • The Hot Springs Public Pool is located at the junction of Hot Springs Road and the Esplanade, accessible by everyone! 

Treat the family, your love, and, most importantly, yourself.

Then... wrap your hands around a hot cup of coffee and take a leisurely stroll through a mystic forest. Bathe in its stillness and reconnect.

 

 





"Love is the bridge between you and everything." - Rumi

 

 

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.  Love the journey just as much as the visit when you travel #justuptheroad .

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Reflections of a Year Gone By...As 2018 Starts Anew!

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The end of a year marks a threshold...inviting pause.

Take time to reflect, look deep within, and set new intentions. Self reflection builds awareness, efficacy, and resilience, which will only help you to achieve your goals.

We are here to help you hit the 'restart' button as you begin 2018 with renewed focus.

"Today is the first day of Your 365 Day Book. 
Write a good one."

Be Still

Studies show that nature:

  • heals as it reduces anger, fear, and stress. We heal emotionally as our well-being connects with the natural elements. 
  • helps us cope with pain as we are genetically programmed to find forest and water soothing, thereby distracting us from pain and discomfort.
  • restores as we increase our ability to pay attention. People find nature, inherently, interesting, providing respite for our overactive minds and refreshing them for new tasks.
  • creates connection as the parts of our brains, associated with empathy and love, are activated. Nature inspires feelings that connect us to one another and our environment. 

Harrison is a land filled with meandering creeks, powerful waterfalls, mountaintop views, and deep forest and lakeside walks.

 

 

Go Into The Mystic

Look to the trees on Harrison's Spirit Trail and discover clay masks that were created by a local artist. His gift to the community created a deeper sense of connection to our natural landscape.  What story do you hear?

 

 

Cross The Bridge

"Of all of the paths you take in life, make sure
a few of them are dirt." - John Muir

Take a leisurely walk on a moss-covered path and cross the bridge over the Miami River. The forest will rejuvenate from head-to-toe.

 



Face Time

By 'face time', we are referring to the real thing. Stroll along
Harrison Lake and look ahead at Breckenridge Glacier. In the
face of time and wonder of Mother Nature, our
troubles are given perspective.

 


Happy New Year from our home to yours! May 2018 bring you peace, solitude, and joy!

 

Christmas Joy From Harrison To You!

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Christmas is joyous but full of hustle and bustle, congested ski hills and shopping malls, and road traffic. It's time to escape the crowds and circle back to what matters...the gifts of the Season!
 
Visualize Christmas cheer with family or friends or take some 'you time' to finish that book you started months ago, re-energize in our natural hot springs, or to just soak in the natural winter beauty that Harrison has to offer.
 

Breakfast with Santa at Harrison Resort

Appealing to the child in all of us, embrace the magic and dine with the jolliest of souls...Saint Nick himself. 

What: Breakfast with Santa at Harrison Resort
Where: 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs
When: December 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: $2.00/person and children are free
How to Register: Through the Harrison Village Office, Agassiz-Harrison Community Service, Agassiz Library, Seabird Island Band Office & Early Childhood Centre
Contact: 604.796.9510 or 604.796.2585

 

 

Christmas at Kilby

For two days, Kilby celebrates with a home-cooked classic turkey dinner and all the trimmings.  On your way out, don't miss the gift shop where you'll find fun conversation-starters and artisan pieces, guaranteed to please even the hardest ones to buy for.

What: Christmas Lunch at Kilby Historic Site
Where: 215 Kilby Rd., Harrison Mills (15 minutes from Harrison Hot Springs)
When: December 9th and 10th. Seatings at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Price: $19.95/person
To Book Your Table: Call 604.796.9576 or email events@kilby.ca By reservation only.

 

 

All Aboard the CP Holiday Train

Approaching its 19th year chugga-chooing joy across Canada, the CP Holiday Train arrives in Agassiz on December 16th at 5:00 pm!  The Holiday Train program benefits local food banks, playing a critical role in our local communities.

 



Harrison's Streets of Whoville!

So festive and nostalgic seeing Harrison lit up. We promise even the 'grinchiest of hearts' will grow a few sizes!

Cool Yule!

Ring in a musical Christmas with, the Vancouver-based swing quartet, Van Django and Guests. Featuring a Christmas mix of nostalgic and jazz favourites, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs, all delivered in swinging gypsy jazz style. This show is family-friendly, perfect for all ages!

What: Cool Yule
Where: 290 Esplanade Ave (Memorial Hall), Harrison Hot Springs
When: December 15th at 7:30 pm
Price: $35.00/person
How to Book: Online at https://harrisonfestival.com/portfolio/cool-yule/ or call 604.796.3664


 

The Therapeutic Side of Harrison

The best gift you can give yourself are moments to pause and rest. Take some time to be still, be memorized by the winter fog that hovers over Harrison Lake, or go on a reflective walk. Come and escape with us.


 



Click here for Harrison Hot Springs' complete December event listings.

Only an hour and a half from Vancouver and 40 minutes from Abbotsford... Harrison Hot Springs is #justuptheroad.

 

Romance, Adventure & Forest-Bathing

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Fall has arrived. Dreary, rainy days can definitely dampen one's mood, but we think it's all about perspective. Harrison is mystical in the fall. A silent fog can often be seen hovering over Harrison Lake, the trees and fauna are stunning as fall hues make a vibrant appearance, and the forest invites you to celebrate the present moment. It's time to slow down, relax, and re-energize.

Warm your tired bones by the fire, preferably in a cabin meant just for two. Take in the bald eagles soaring overhead, and give 'forest bathing' a try -- the art of spending time in nature, surrounded by trees that give us the oxygen we need to take in that extra breath of fresh air.

The beauty of Harrison Hot Springs is found in the Naturehood that surrounds us year-round. 

Our list brings light so you can combat the upcoming shorter and darker days.  

 

A Cottage for Two

Even the word bungalow evokes feelings of warm and cozy, doesn’t it?  Turn on the fire and turn up the heat!

Comfort Food & Drink

Every morning should start with a hot cup and feel-good breakfast bites. 

Hot Springs

Healing, hot mineral water never sounded so good. Did you know that our public pool is open all year?

Kick it up a Notch

 Dine in style, then dance the night away at the iconic Copper Room. Nothing 'old school' about the
Copper Room!

Swish, Swoosh, Stomp


Sasquatch Mountain (previously Hemlock Resort) is only a 35-minute drive away, and while you will need to watch their snow level report to see when it opens, once it is... ski, snowboard, and snowshoe to your heart's content!



As far as the Eagle
Eye Can Se
e

Spectacular winter phenomenon gaining global attention. Take a jet boat down the Harrison River and watch the bald eagles, as they congregate in pursuit of spawning salmon. For more activities, check out the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival on November 18 & 19  happening only 15 minutes away in Harrison Mills!



Close Encounter

For all you fishing enthusiasts, check out the Annual Harrison Sturgeon Challenge on Nov. 10. These modern-day dinosaurs will try their best to outswim a 'catch and release' that will bring you feel-good vibes.


Breathe Deeply

We all need it and we don't get enough of it...fresh, clean air. Head to the forest, breathe in the calm and breathe out the stress. Sit silently as you take in the present moment and celebrate everything around you.

 

 



We are only an hour and a half from Vancouver and 40 minutes from Abbotsford.  
PS: Treacherous mountain passes not required! Smooth sailing all the way here...we promise!

Harrison Hot Springs is #justuptheroad.

 

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